Newspaper Page Text
STRIKES RACK AT CAPT. IFCARTHf Bra ids His Campaign Talk as Slanderous in Extreme. NO GROUND FOR WANTON ATTACK fCity Attorney Quotes Meredith, i Rountree and Morris, Who Support His Statement as to Method of Drafting Char? ter Amern .ents in Committee. [ In a public statement Issued yester-| rday. City Attorn-y Henry R Pollard' characterized certain statements made; I by Captain Carlton McCarthy In ? campaign address as slanderous in the j extreme, ; nd exhibiting a reckless and! I "wanton. If r.ot malicious disregard Of j sinoth-rs reputation.1' lit the course ; of an addr.ss on the night of August 123, in support cf his candidacy for the] ^Administrative Board, captain Mc? Carthy roundly attacked the '.'ouncll 1 |of the city, asserting thai if results f-wcre to come froni the Administrative JBuard, they would come aft- r war | 'with the Council, hot ns a result of <co-opcratioii. In his remarks he rc ;l'-tred to the Special committee which .drafted the charter amendments, as 'sertlng that Chairman Pollock. City Attorney Pollard and otheia had 'in- j genlously" prepared the act. giving the | board authorltj to employ only minor .employes, and leaving I:, lh< hands of I tlte City Council 'he ejection of such officials ts the city Attorney' it is in reply to the insinuation that his actions in connection with the special .committee were with any personal ulterior motive that Mr. Pollard has prepared his statement, which follows Hi full: >l r. Pollnrd's Statement. Si pt ember 3, lit -'. ? ? v ? ? k i vacation and after mature con? sideration 1 tlr.d myself unable and un? willing <o rem.?tn silent under the i gratuitous and wholly unfounded at- | tack made upon me by Captain Carlton McCarthy In a recent speech quoted In The Times-Ids patch of August 2*, 1912. Captain McCarthy Is .reported to the city government. H has hung like a millstone about its neck and dragged It down. No better proof of this fact Is i.ceded than the spectacle of Its 'jw.i members, now candidates 'for the Administrative Uoard. de? nouncing H as Incompetent and anti quati 1. "This very board, of which so much ?If. expected, has been carefully devised to perpetuate the o'.d system as far as possible. It Ii an administrative [board, but what will it administer. I'll ; i. 11 you. Unless the statute creating ? means something far different from i what I interpret it to mean. It will j administer the whims and the caprices ,and the orders of th< 1 I defy .any lawyer or layman to prove the con Itraryi it will take wat -.vim the (Council, not harmony, as some o; the candidate's preach, to make it serve a good purpose. "Do you think that Gilbert Pollock ? and H. R- Pollard, these and other gen I tlemen who had a hand In drawing MP this Ingenous act for the creation of the Administrative Board, are chll j<ircn? With what beautiful Ingenuity , it was drawn Does the act give the board control over the appointment or salaries of the City Attorney or his assistant, or any other of the big 1 (.Ulcers of the city? No. The board will bo given the power to hire or .?lischarge 1,000 or morri city employes? a politically uncomfortable responsi? bility of wnicb the Council wanted to be rid. j "Do you think anybody had any ul- i lleribr purpose in drawing up the act In this form? I do. 1 say If this boafu Is to amount to anything. It ' will come as a result of a conflict With the Council. It ih Inevitable, for it is a remedy for the Inefficiency of the j Council. While I -.ire peace. If elected 'o the board l shall go pre? pared for war." without Pouudutlon, Says Pollard. This statement Is without any found action whatever In fact, it is slander? ous in the extreme, and exhibits a reckless and wanton, If not a malicious I disregard of another's reputation. j The charter amendments referred iu resulted from tne unanimous action of a committee composed of Messrs. c. K. Pollock, F. Mi Iteadc, It. (>. Rennolds, John H. Don Levy and John J. Lynch of the Council, and M? ssrs. C. V. Mere? dith, L. '/.. Morris and H. \V. Rountree, ns a Citizens' Committee. That Captain McCarthy Is Ignorant of the facts whereof he speaks, and that he Is without any -justification whatever for Ills w.niton attack upon nie, Is made plain by the following communications, to which the atten? tion Of thu public is Invited. Respectfully. H. It. POLLARD. Mr. Meredith's Letter. September 1912. Mr. Henry R. Pollard. City. My dear Sir.?At your request 1 write to give you my recollection as to how the act, creating the Adminis? trative Board, contains the provision, that the City Attorney should be eb-cted by the Cltj t'ouncll instead of by the board.' I am very positive that you made no suggestion whatever along thnt line, ftfr took any part in the discus ?Ion over that feature of the act. I nm equally as positive that the nug geation came from me. My recollec? tion Is that I offered, as reasons, to I that course, the following: That as the City Council was to remain the legislative body, and hence ' (C c?it I nut d~n floventh Page.) NOT A THING OF JOY NOW Tafl 'l Mnk?. in Mncoln'a Time I'resl dencj ".Vu>< Have Ueen a Perfect Hell." Boston, Mass.. September u.?['real dent Tuft tu-night contrasted theicon dlttons tliut confronted a President 'n ttit. days of the spoils system with tho ?yatem of appolntcmnt under the civil service, futtacked the Democratic Houso or Representatives for attempting to limit tlie tenure of government cm [iloyus mid declared that so long as ho has the power no Old government clerk Miocd fear discharge unless the United States has adopted a system of t: I v 11 service pensions to keep htm from want In ills old ago. 1 The President spoke tin Paneull Hall to several hundred posl-ofllce em? ployes now In eonveniIon here. lie. said that thtj Job of President In Ines?! days is not .1 >tiling of Joy when ap? pointments are considered, but the times of Uncoln. he added, "must have been a perfect hell " Mr. Taft ?mot?red In from Beverly three hours before his train leit tor Washington to-nlghl to speak to the elerks. He limped Into t-aneull Hall with his right foot In 'bandages and wearing on It a loose-felt slipp'r In? stead of a shoe The foot was Injutei several years ago while Mr. ?Taft was playing golf, and lately h< strained it again. He was able to stand without aid to-night, and did not use-f. cane In walking. It was expected that he will j be able to go out on the links ?g;ilu when he rcturns'to Beverly Saturday; J. 0. WRIGHT RESIGNS He Quits \\..rl. nl Draining Florida I.?<? ruin lien. Tsllahassee, Pia . September 3i?J O. Wright, chief 'draiuago engineer of: t.-,< Mate of Florida, who has been in ? i.arge of the work of draining thu everglades, has tendered his resigna? tion according to >an announcement mad- here to-day. A-'.lon on the resig? nation is expert- d at the next meeting of the' trust.es of t:.- Florida Internal Improvement Fund.? Wright formerly was a Federal en-' gineer, but reslirned from the govern? ment service to take ids present posi? tion. Ills name was br?tlg t out ?te-'. cehtly in connection wit!. th? congres? sional investigation of alleged fraudu? lent land deals In the everglades Charges recently ? ver. preferred against Wright by two subordinates, otie of whom has hecn discharged from ? the state service for criticizing the; chief engineer An answer to these charges ?was filed by Wright, but no! action !n regard to the matter was taken by ,the State board. It was charged that he had accepted a large s.ib.ry from .on- of the 1; . 1 companies to act as supervising cng(-j| neer for the concern while be vVai representing the State HIS BARE LEGS COVERED .Member of Iloune of David Huna t gainst i It) Ordinance, Atlantic I'll;.. N. J., September 3 ? i One of th? curious modes, i f drc-s of. tlie Israelit, n of the Houi e >f Davii .-? religious cult which has thriving ; colony at Ben t?n Harboi Ml' ran! bump Into an Atlantic city ordinance! yesterday. The c!.l?( of the cult, flow? ing halt reaching nearly to hie waist. I legs naked and feet Handled; walk* majestically info the office of the chlet of police to obtain a permit to eh Itghten tie people on the street cor? ners. With htrn was one of the sis? ters. "You can talk." s.-.id the chief, "b it not In that rig unless you cover It "up with a raincoat. Tr...-re'? an ordinance here in Atlantic City that was aimed at the bather's, but I see It hits you." | Ti..- rellglouii leader was sad that his religion should bi robbed of ,onei of Its distinctive features, but when he and the sister apeared ? n the str-->t last night raincoats covered the scanty garb affected by the Israelites of tho House ..; I e l.I T! e r h. ir Iio a ever, was still |oo?e to the .fa/eeze, and ANNIVERSARY TO DAY Tblrt) tears into Incnnilexcrnt l.lght inii weis inniiRurntrd. New York. .September ?To-morrow will mark the thirtieth anniversary of the beginning of commercial incan d es cent lighting. .September i. um, Thomas a Edison started In operation the world's first central station In an old brick building In lower New York. The pow.-r house contained only a sin? gle dynamo, and current was sent through underground cables into some ) 10 lamps distributed throughout a territory of a square mile. The original territory was selected because most of the offices were closed at night, thus giving F.dlson a chance to t.st his wir.-s should any trouble manifest itself. Among the first build? ings supplied wo.-.- the army office, the Times and Herald offices and the headquarters of J. p. Morgan & Co., which had a lavish equipment. Includ iiii-- ; .6 llchts This was considered a remarkable achievement. OCEAN PARK DESTROYED Flames On Damage fSatlmated in (((,000,000. I..os Angeles, Cal., September ft._ Fire, which started in the Casino Cafe at Ocean Park, a beach resort twen tv miles from t.Os Angeles, this after? noon, destroyed the centre of the Ocean Park concession and business -nit The Decatur Hotel, Frazler Pier, Casino and Auditorium are among the buildings burned, and the loss will approximate Jl.0fio.ooo. Before the ft re was brought under control the damage to property amounted to $8,000,000, K. W. Ueach, chief at the Casino Cafe, penned in at end of the Frazler Pier, jumped into the ocean and was ?1 rowned. Heroic rescues of women were made at the Oecntur Hotel. CLUBS FOR MASHERS The> Win (let i.e.nl Healing If Judge llnx Ills Way. St. Paul. Minn.. September 3,?Mash? ers in St. Paul are in for a clubbing at the hands of policemen. The latter will not fear to give It to them, for they lixive been ordered to do so by a judi;c of tlie Municipal Court. "Ott the man mashers parading St Paul Streets and Insulting women." said .fudge Pinchout yesterday. "If you catch thein, give them a good club? bing, besides arresting them." BANKS GIVE WAY ftnrrlern of Brie f.imnl Burnt, Putting It out of Service. Rochester, \. V., September 3.?The Erie Canal went out r.on feet west of Bushnell's basin this morning at the same spot where the break oc? curred n year ago. All the new work and reinforced concrete put In by tile .slate at the time Is washed away, und a large area is under water. The cnnnl will be out of servlco for a long time, , j 1 Seaboard and Connec? tion Company Ask Tax Reduction. RICHMOND LINE HEAVILY TAXED, Link Between Elba and Byrd Street Seeks Lower Valuation, as Do Seaboard, L. & N. and N. d- P. Belt Line?No Decision by Com? mission. Application for reduction In valua-t ion of its roadbed and track for taxa.j Ion ?.?s made to the State Corpora ion Commission yesterday at the an ?ai tax hearings l>> the Hlchmond. 'redi rlcksburg ana Potomac and Rich lond and Petersburg connection com.j any. This, railroad with the long j im< Is only j.oj rnlh a In length, run ilhg between Byrd Street and Elba tations, In this City, but la said to be axed to a greater degree per mile nan any other piece of roadbed and, ? Allen caperton Braxton appeared for! no 1 dnhectton company, as well as 01 ; ?. Washington Southern Railway ihd the Richmond yvi d^rtcksburg and 'ptornac Railroad. Tic r.- was no talk 1 ? f reducing the assessment on the Vashlnc ton-Southern. The connection ompany Is leased to the Richmond. 'r< 'ir ricKsburg and Potomac Run ilng, an It does, through the heart of. llortrnond. and being a vital part of he Richmond-Washington line, it Is ? ry heavily taxed. ? ilhern U nut Lower Valuations, ' jf these is the Seaboard .\:r Line Rail-1 *'?>", Which, through its attorney. E. I'.ar.dolph Williams. asked for lo'werj valuation on its roadway between ?cca Ihd the North Carolina line, and on its line running south fro.-r. Portsmouth. Thi seaboard, said Mr. William.,, has noi paid a dividend in a decade. It Is,: and ti-.e State Imposes a burden on it. ?\?"th.-r road which thinks it Is pay. |njg top much is the l.oulsvtlb and Nashville. This Is the only Sine which made a specific request Its track and r ladbed; not grading as standard, is! now assessed .it $16..?00 the mile, c oi Bradford, of Louisville, real estate ? ?^?:,t for the road, asked that this h reduced to 115,000 The Louisville and Nashville operates in virgin:., A i:n. between Cumberland Gap. on the Ten? nessee and Kentucky horder, to Xor ton. where it connects with the No:-. folk and Western, One more application for a smaller assessment w.,s made by the Nor? folk an-i Portsmouth Belt Line, which thinks It should have a reduction oil one .md three-quarter miles of road leased from the Southern Railway. The belt line was represented by ' ?Judge Thomas II. WiUcox. <?ilier (toads on '.land. The Norfolk-Southern was repre- | sertcl by Morris S. Hawkins, its sec- j ct.-,:>?; th, Southern and the Virginia and Southwestern tZpPa Hutiton. Jr., their attorney, the Atlantic Coast I.tt.e by Alexander Hamilton, its first vice-president and general counsel, I and the Chesapeake and Ohio by \, j j Rooney, Its tax agent. None of these made a request for more favorable rulings In the matter of taxation, but ' they merely presented their usual re? ports regarding gross earnings, new stations und such matte.- as required b> law. No citizen appeared to say, that the railroad assessments are too low. The Corporation Commission took : the various applications under con. | slderatton and will render Its Judg- 1 ment later. The annual tax heatings began at 10 o'clock, and were con-! eluded, as far as steam railroads are i concerned, within an hour. There will bo 110 hearing to-day. | .The commission will to-morrow hear the ll^lu. heat and power companies, the electric tall ways, the gas com- ; panles and the water companies or the State. The henrlngs on Friday; will be given to the telephone com- , panles, telegraph companies. canal , [companies, steamboat companies ana ; 'express companies. BUSY DAY FOR WILSON He Will Slftpt Representatives of For? eign Language Xewapupersi. New York. September 3.?In add! ; tlon to his other engagements In this ' city to-morrow. Governor Woodrow Wilson will meet editors, writers and ', publishers of Italian. German, Ylddlsn. French and Hungarian newspapers of I this country ami correspondents of foreign publications. it l? expect?o that Governor Wilson will discuss tm ; migration with the representatives or the foreign language papers. He will I meet them at the National Arts Club I at 4 :30 o'clock. ! Arrangements wore completed to? day for toe dollar dinner of the Work - liigmen's Club at the YOrkvllle Casino, which Governor Wilson will attend in i the evening. The galleries will bo : thrown open to those who cannot be ' accommodated at the banquet tables. Some of the speakers besides Gover I nor Wilson will be Representative : Sulzer, State Senator Robert F. Wag I ner and Mrs. John Sherwln Crosby. I president of the Women's National i Democratic League. BASEBALL FATALITIES line noy liend nml Another Dylnir as Result of Initirles. Philadelphia, September 3.?One bov? is dead and another dying as the result of Injuries received in a basehall game here. John Cajdwell, seventeen, was sp!ked In sliding to a base and de ' veloped a case of blood poisoning, from I which he dbd last night Prank Wende, sixteen. While awaiting his turn nt bat. Stood too near the plate, and was hit by a pitched ball, which i fractured, his skull. Ho cannot re j cover. BECKER. IN COURT, REFUSES TG PLEAD - i Trial of Accused Officer Is Set for Septem? ber 12. CHANGE OF VENUE IS NOT SOUGHT Attorney Asks That Case Be Postponed Until "Present Hys? teria and Clamor" Have Passed?Refuges for Pro? tegees of "Vice Trust" Are Discovered. Hayes May Reveal Workings of "System \pn 'Jork. September :t-?Police Captain Cornelius Hare*, recent? ly demoted from the rank nf In? spector hj Police < onamlsstoncr Waldo, went lui.i secret conference nt the Dar Vssoelatlon lux- lo-nlgbl ?Ith District \tc.r:ir> WbltmOO, 'Iii.* conference, when ii^o of It became known, :!io- rise to reports ilit.t the prosecutor would soon lo? in possession nf sensational ?'?I. ilencc renrnrdlnn the police ??*>? tem" and its alleged methods of col. lecttug cr.-ift. Ilnycn, who Is nbnnt to ru to trial on ih?- charm- of falsely statins; that lie had received Instructions from < omralssloner Waldo not to rnlil disorderly houses nnlcsn spe clHcnli] ordered ?.. ilo so by the commissioner, requested the con? ference. It Is usdrrstnod, ninl took ?Ith Ii I in his rounsel, Thomas it 'I batcher, New York. Septem!.'er ".?The trial of Police Lieutenant Charles Becker on an indictment charging him with the murder of the gamble t, Herman iio.;- itth?l, will begin hero Thursday. September 12, before Supreme Court Justice .John W. ?off, appointed by Opvei'hor blx to make u "relentless Investigation Into all the ramifications o( the ftosohthal murder." Tile date was fixed to-day after the cbs'i had be,n transferred from the Court of General Sessions to the ex? traordinary te.-m of the Supreme i'ourt, No date was Bet for tlie trial of the six others indicted with Beck . r. Beokht* was arraigned for plead? ing, but >n tho advice of counsel ho refused to plead. A technical plea of not guilty was thereupon entered for him by the court District Attorney Whitman began to? day the examination of u panel of llfty men. from whlcli will be chosen th< grand jury to which "ny evidence obtained at the johii pot graft p;o ? dings will be submitted. To the surprise of all. Becker's law. yer did not ask for a change of venue, lie reuticsfedi howeVer. that the trial be set for some time about the middle of October, when the "present hysteria and clamor" should have subsided.' This was necessary, he said, In order that his client might have a fair and impa: tilll trial. Becker cam- Into court nonchalantly a fid pl-.tsautly greeted several friends. He stood erect with his arm resting on the railing before the bar and fol? lowed the proceedings closely. Refuges Illscovcreil. Aside from tr.f- arraignment of Beck, er, most interesting of tlie day's de? velopments In the Rosenthal case on this side of the Atlantic was the dis? covery by the district attorney's office of two alleged refuges, conducted by the so-called ''vice trust," and the re? port that a considerable sum of money belonging to Becker had been traced to port Jervls, X. y. The refuses un? covered were said to be a hotel in Ho. hoken. N. J? and four cotfkges at fjen te'rvllle, Sullivan County, x Y.. where workers of tin- underworld who might be caught as witnesses f.-.r tlie prose? cution could bide their time quietly until the storm blew over. Some startling evidence on the sub? ject of police graft in New Vork city is likely to be revealed In fhe reports of the aldcrmanlc Investigating com? mittee, which Is jus! beginning to work here. Evidence has been submitted to the committee within the past twenty four hours, covering a period of three years and involving nineteen police In? spectors or captains nnd numerous lesser officers in graft charges. It is said that two poll.-,. Inspec? tors In Manhattan districts, twelve police captains of the same borough, one police captain In tlie Bronx and four in Brooklyn have been enriched by the toll front disorderly houses in I gambling ileus Further, it is as set'ted that several police officials had confidential relations with pickpockets nnd thieves. The criminals, it is sail, have been permitted to ply their Illegitimate railings on a percentage basis. One hnlf of the proceeds of their loot, paid out nt any one of a dozen fences throughout tin- city, is Understood to have been turned over to the graft collectors. it is announced that William .1 Flynn, chief of tlie local secret ser? vice, has accepted the post offered him by the Investigating committee. He will act in on advisory capacity. fotipe rears to Return. Liverpool, Eng. t-optomber S,? Thomas Coupe, formelv night clerk in the Elks' Club in Now York City, and an eyewitness to the murder of the gambler. Herman Ttosenth^l. was met by two local detectives when the steamship Lusltanla docked here to? day, lie was not placed under arrest, hut was Informed by them that Dis? trict Attorney Whitman, of New York, wanted him to return as a witness for the trial of Police Lieutenant Becker. (Continued on Third Page.) BEAT si itvn E to CALIFORNIA, Standard er tourlai Latter personally con ducted without chance. Berth la. Washing? ton-Sunset Houle, W7 Lait Main tHrect. Their Determined Battle for Suffrage Appar? ently Is Lost. EARLY RETURNS TELL OF DEFEAT Big Cities Where Fight Was Waged Go Against Them, and Country Vote Will Not Change Result?Most of Important Amendments Arc Carried. Columbus. Ohl".. September 3.?The ??omen "f Ohio failed to-day in their effort t., gain the ballot, according to indications of the early returns to? night on the vote on lorty-two pro? posed constitutional amendments. While the earliest tig urea on which this result is based come almost en? tirely from the Urgeer cities of the state. Clei'eland, Cincinnati, Colum? bus, Toledo and Dayton. It was la those places where the suffragists wag-el their most determined tights, and politicians .-.i'. i thy result would not in- changed by th< final rosultsi Most of tio mole important of the foity-two pr,*pose,| ntn.<:;dm?nt>. it is believed, win i?; carried. The rirsi ;;.'7 precincts of the 5,197 In the State g|vi tiic/following Vote: Equal suffrage ? V, s, MjSlS; no. .'?".. 117. Initiative and referendum?Yes. 30. 951 no. s.'.7t. Five ntliiloh dollar good roads bond Issue?Yes. "7-.-. no. 15.555. Municipal home rule?Yes, 30,915; no, 7.692. Liquor ill ? nsc?y, s. :M.::r'7: no. s. The women, it is said, will not give up their right for the ballot, however, but plan to make use of the Initiative and referendum to gain another vote. FARMERS AR*E IN SESSION Tlifj l-ln<*ns;r In Heated Helmte Over I'm i. I'lntfm ni, Chattanooga. Tenh., September .1 ? Tio- eighth annual convention of the farmers' l)hl6n coiivjned here to-day. About 800 delegates are in attendance, representing ev ry .-tat. west of the Ohio and south of tie Potomac River. Addresses of welcome by the Mayor, the state president, I.. M. Rhoades. ami re? sponses and addresses by delegates featured the morning Fission. Durlnir the disc llsslop of the officers' report.; this afternoon heated debate followed referenc? to the utWtudo "t the var'ous party national platforms and different branches of the Federal goverhnient towards the farmer. Dls , .s^.on centred about the parcels post, nntl-gumbllng legislation, restriction of undesirable Immigration, more lib? eral appropriations for agricultural purposes of rc-establlshment of the Country L'fc Commission, the Introduc t'on of some rural credit system and the threat of a division of markets. Luring the discussion 01 the need of the development of the science of marketing and the failure of Congress to respond to legislative demands of the farmers for tills ana other legis latlon. the question of the member? ship taking some such hand in prac? tical politics as that taken by the American Federation of Labor .ina pre? vious farmers organization, became a very lively topic. BEACH CASE POSTPONED Mayor Gyles Insists That He Will He Hrough) tn Trial. Aiken. s. t'.. September ;:.? Frederick 0 Beach, the New York millionaire, will not stand trial at the September term of the Aiken County Court of Geh? ral Session on the charge of as? saulting bis wife and slashing her throat. Solicitor G?nter, after a con .-ci.ee with court officials to-day postponed the trial until next Feb? ruary. This action. It Is stated, was made necessary by the large number of prisoners in the county Jail whose cases are to be given precedence. Charges against Beach grew out of r mysterious assault on Mrs. Beach at her winter home here last February. She was attacked near her home, badly ruised and her throat cut. lu reply to the expressed belief that l'.o.ich never Would face trial. Mayot Gyles, of this place, asserted to-night that he would personally assist Solici? tor Gunter In the prosecution of the case next February, PHYSICIAN SEEKS CURE willing to Give fortune to sn\c III? < blldrcn. St. I.ouis. September ?Following the death of his seVen-year-ohl daugh? ter, Virginia, from Infantile paralysis, Or. Robert Edward Wilson, of 1295 I.indall Lonl-vurd. said he would give a fortune to any physician who would save the lives of the other three Wil? son children, who are all ill of the same dlease at their home In Patten ville. Mo. "1 will give $10,000 to the man who can save my children." was Dr. Wil? son's cry after his daughter's death. The scene lu the little girl's room was so touching Just before ahe died Sat? urday night that the father was frantic, and two physicians who had been tn attendance were so affected they had to leave the room. OFFICERS CHOSEN Game \ssoclatlon Vow Headed hy J. 14. Ichleen. Denver. Col. September a.?The Na? tional Association of Gaiiie Commis? sioners and Wardens In sixth biennial session here last night elected otttcers? I B. Achlcen, Tennessee, president; George ii. Graham. Massachusetts, vice-president; Dn George w. Fields, Massachusetts, secretary, and ProtessOr L i? Dychc, Kansas, treasurer The next meeting place will be de? cided later by referendum vote. HOMEWARD RUSH ON Thnu.nnds of Americans Leave Europa i his Week. New York. September 3.?The rush of Americans homeward bound from Europe, which has bean noticeable sine- the llrst week In August, will reach Its Ugliest po'hl during the next fortnight and by ihe end of Sqptomber will have subsided Into the normal westward tide of travel. More than .iO.aon Americana will sail from. English ports this, week In the lirst and second cabins alone. Tiny will crowd Into twontj different ships. MARTIAL LAW PROCLAIMED Governor Takea Decisive Action t? Uucll Disorder. Charleston. W. Va.. September 3.? Martial law jvas proclaimed in too , strike-affected district along Vacant and Cabin Creeks this morning. The ler- ? ritory under the proclamation is a| mountainous stretch of about twenty | miles from the I&riawha Rlvor to the Foyette County line, and about eight: miles wide. The military commission: under whose Jurisdiction the commu? nity now is, consists of seven mem- ! bers who have been Governor Glascock's conferees, and tho court-; martial of six. with Lteutenant-Colouel George S Wallace, of Huntington,! JUdgl advocate. The decisive move was precipitated by the destruction of railroad property by tlie striking miner:-, who toro up. tracks in tin attempt to stop the ship-, ment of coal. There are more than 6,000 or the strikers, all of whom nrc declared to j be armer) With ritles. The express office at Cabin Creek tvas broken into and boxes of ammu? nition and ritles were broken open by, th strikers, but before they could get liwuj with them the militia out In an appearance and captured the loot. Two. machine guns, 15,000 rounds of nrhmu :;lii"u and more than a hundred rifles,; consigned to a coal company, were con-, ft seated. All wires ftont the strike gone have' been int. and communication between' ? trlous military posts Is Impoasl WILSON IS ATTACKED Roosevelt \' sells Ills Position on \ arlous Ruestlous. st. Louis, Mo., September .1.?Wood-, row Wilson's stand upon the tariff, tlie ?rusts and th.- proposal for minimum wage Scales was assailed by Colonel Roosevelt In a speech hero to-day bo-, fore the .Missouri Progressive State Convention'. Colonel Itposevelt left to? night tor Iowa, whore ho is to make j a number of speches to-morrow. Tho Colonel saw nothing of Governor Had-' ley, wli i remained nt the State capital. Governor VVllsoni said Colbnel Koose* . \elt. had paid a warm tribute to tho. Progressive i lot form, a tribute which ! carinol rcelpri cate as to his plat- ? form."' li< denied omphatlcall.i that the Progressive plans on tlie tariff and. the trusts constituted the party's real program Turning to the tariff, Giol-.I onel iioo.sevoit stated ti:at th" Gover? nor w.is diverting attention froth tho real Issues when he took up tariff j changes as the panacea fbr the .evils I ; of the day. Takln.- up Governor Wilson's crit? icism of the Progressive policy In re? gard to regulation of trusts. Colonel KooKeVolt naked 'If the feomcratlc platform really' offers any hope for tho solution of the tr'.ist question, why. during the two years that Mr. Wilson has been Gover? nor of New Jersey has nothing been 1 don- under Wilson's load or oven at? tempted by Mr. Wilson in New Jersey] for the regulation of the trusts?" SHOT BY FORMER FIANCE I'mnl sb.lug Kollows Breaking of Their Engagement. Boston, i Mass , September it.?t",er trUde M. Jordan, of West Somervllle, in Biilcswomuii In llatighton & Dutton Co'a store, was shot and fatally wound? ed by John II. Tralnor, of .fharles town, this alt"! noon Tralnor and Miss Jordan had been engaged, and on?Sun I day they are said lo have had n dis? agreement and to have broken off the engagement < Tills morning tlie man met the wo? man on Bencon Hill, where she was on ' her way to work, and she shook ? hands With him at 1:1s request. When she, entered the ftore Miss Jordan, who Is tw.-nty-rive years "id. told .one of the! other employes that Bile expected to i.e shot before night. Shortly before. :: j'clock Tralnor en? tered the.store, going directly to Miss Jordan's counter When th.- girl saw him she turned away, but Tralnor grasped her by the arm nnd aiming a pistol at her heart,'fired three shots ? .n l! ??( which took effect. Kollow em? ployes of the wounded girl rushed at her assailant and disarmed him. Miss' Jordan? whs removed to the tie lief Hos? pital in a dylltg condition Tralnor when arrested was dctiunt. When ask? ed why he hud shot the girl, he aaldl "I know what's in .front of ?n I have thought It all out. I tired at her br. TWO ARE DROWNED <-lr| Loses Life In \?|? l.norl ,,, save ? noipnulon. M nsiiington, September 3.?Miss An nlcU Dorothy Nixon, twenty-two \, old. the daughter of Richard H. Nixon. I liieinci.il clerk of the Cnlted States Senate. was drowned nt Colonial Beach,. Va.. to-day In a vain attempt !.. rescue Ucr swlmm'ng companion. Franklin W. Wiseman, aged twenty. A party of friends. Including Mia Nixon's two sist. rs, witnessed the i doubly tragedy from the beach, Miss Nixon and Wiseman, wearing bathing suits, had gone out on Ches? apeake Bay in a rowbont and the boj j .lap.-d overboard to swim Usltore. When some distance from the boat he began to call for help, and tlie girl tried to ?euch him. Wiseman went down, and when Miss Nixon attempted ] to net buck to the boat again she MfUs . caught by the tide and swept out Into ! the bay to drown. Tbc bodies were re? covered and brought to Washington to-night. Voting Wiseman, whose home was In Havanna. III., was employed tu th. Census Bureau. MOB IS THWARTED Officers Take Threatened Negroes to place of Safety. I Chattanooga, Trim. September 3.? Chattanooga police thwarted a inbb that threatened to lynch three negroes early to-duj by spiriting, their prison? ers to a secure hilling place, and after the six or seven hundred nun had searched ?pH? In the <"ty Jail and the central police station without result tllOv peacefully dispersed I There was practically no disorder as I the mob inarched through tlie streets. The negroes were accused of the re? cent murder of a policeman. BALL FAN DROPS DEAD rCxrltrntent of Game Proves Tint Much for Hint. Wllkesl.arre. Pa., September ;!.? Timothy Flanagan, well known here as it baseball fan. Is dead of heart failure, th. result of excitement over a partic? ularly close game between two loci! teams yesterday. Flanagan, during a rally, stood on his seat and yelled for sevoral minutes, until suddenly ho dropped limp, dying before lie could bo taken from the grounds. INVALID SHOOTS HERSELF ?ends Kurse prom Room Hefore At? tempting to Mint Life. New Orleans, In., September ?Af? ter sending her mil. out of iltn room to-day. Mrs. Katie Verges, forty-eight years old. arose from tho bed where she had laid 111 for some time, obtain? ed a i uvolver and ?hol herselr through .the bend She Is now In the hospital witii tlie chances against Ucr recovery; NO CANDIDATE GETS MUONTf OFVERMONTVOTE Election of Governor Thus Thrown into Legislature. NEW PARTY SHOWS GREAT STRENGTH For First Time in Presidential Year Republican Majority Dis-. appears. While Democrats Make Distinct Gains and Progressives Are Run? ning a Close Third. Honors to Democrats and Progressives w hilf River Junction, Vt., Sep? tember 3,?The Progressives nn'' Democrat* wuu I he honors of the Vermont State election lo-day, tor although Hie Republican* carried ilir state <>n n plurality vote, there was no election by n ntnlnrlly vote, aad Ihe choice of a tlovernor nn? thrown Into the Legislature, The Republicans "III have n suf? ficient majority to elect \IIpii ji. Fletcher and rcmalader of thr State ticket. The mil- for the live candidate! for Governor, from fill of tbe nix eitlen nml from 106 out of ;M0 towns trnai Allen SI. Fletcher, "f Cavendish, Republican, ;>.,;,!. Ilnrland II. Ilorre. of St. .lotans bury. Democrat, I7..',ni. The Um, r'raaer Metzger, of linn, dolph, Progressive, |ll,.1.t4, Clement F. Smith, of Morrlsvllte, Prohibitionist, t.flll. Kreil \\ . suitor, of nnrre. Social? ist, 11711, Returns up to midnight showed that the next Legislature ?III ran lulu 110 ItepttblleanM, no Democrats and M Progressives, nf the Inner branch, as ?eil as Hilrtr Republi? can Senators, W hit,. River Junction, Vt? September :t?The strength of the new Progres nlve party lu its first llue-up against the older parties and the disappearance nf ilic llcpubllcan mnjorlty for the ilrst time lu teu years, and Hie llr.it time in ilie history of the Mute In u presi? dential year were Ihe outstanding features of the State election In Ver? mont to-day. it was apparent early in the even? ing that there had been no election by the people, although .t Miillclent num? ber of Republican representatives are successful to scent to ensure the choice of Allen M, Fletcher, of Cavendish, by tit,. Legislature. For many years political students have pointed out that any decrease In the Republican majority in Vermont In September below the normal of 25,000 has been followed almost Invari? ably by the party's defeat In the presi? dential tight In November. These ma? jorities, which have averaged close to "0,000 In all the State elections In Vermont In presidential years since IS92, were represented to-duy by a baru plurality. Thi- Republican loss apparently went in .i great degree to the Progressives and to somewhat Lsses extent to the Democrats. The falling off In the Republican vote begun with the. rtrst returns while the Progressives gained all along the line, in some cases carrying towns which had heretofore been regarded as strongly Republican. Progressiv! leaders were greatly pleased with the result. It was pointed out that the party hail gone Into tho light with an organization that was hew to politics, and was forced to make up with notable orators what It' lacked in party management, with Colonel Roosevelt leading the charge. The Democratic managers also derived satisfaction from the early returns, showing as they did decided gains over two and tour years ago. They also pointed out that these gains had been made despite the claims of the Pro gr< sslve speakers that the latter party would recruit some of Its strength from lu rhocrats, Wilson Makes .N?> Comment. Seagirt, N. J.. September :i.?Gover? nor W'ls'jn vus shown tho Associated l ie.-.., returns from Vermont to-night and trad the results with Interest, but declared he would not make any com me lit on tho election whatever Us re? sult. ' meet Teat h on "rails .pic struck W bile oil Wny to >iu llon. T.i i" ry town. N. Y. September J.? Anna Lynch, twenty jnirs old, of Mcr iden, Conn.. and Thomas Talboti twenty-five, wore struck and instant? ly killed by a New York Central train lo re shortly .before midnight. Miss Lynch came here yesterday to visit friends. Talbot was accompany? ing her to tho .-'alien when, instead of taking an overhead bridge, they tried a short-cut across the tracks. Tho locomotive of a fast freight hit them, killing them Instantly and carr> ing their bodies along lor a mile or more. attacked by rats f hlldren Helloed 10 He Hjtng n? Result ?>( Bites, Wllkesharre. Pa.. Septemher 3.--Thi two small daughters of Arthur G.-th Ing. II fainter living near here, ire be? lieved to be dying from injuries re? ceived when they were attacked In bed by a largo rat. which - bit them re pentcdls about the face and chest. Gethlng was awakened In tho middld of the night by the sounds of tho" struggle and succeeded In killing tho* tat With a blow from his shoe.